3-year Post-Doctoral Researcher in Plant Genome Editing

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

12 Mar 2019


VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

Thomas Jacobs Lab



About the lab


The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB) is a world-leading plant science institute located at the heart of a renowned Plant Biotechnology campus in Ghent, Belgium. Its mission is to unravel plant biological processes and translate this knowledge into value for society.

The Plant Genome Editing group at PSB focuses on developing and implementing genome editing tools for plants. We use a variety of systems, from standard knockout approaches, to base editing, homologous recombination, and combinatorial CRISPR screens.

Job description

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to develop high-throughput assays quantifying and optimizing genome editing outcomes in wheat. This project is funded by VLAIO in collaboration with BASF Agricultural Solutions.


Candidates must have a PhD in Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or equivalent, a publication record in peer-reviewed journals, experience leading small research teams, and proficiency in English for oral and written communications. Experience with bioinformatics and robotics or other high-throughput systems are desirable, but not required.

We offer

The 3-year postdoctoral position is available from June 1st 2019 with an internationally competitive salary and benefits. The researcher will have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and services and be part of a highly collaborative and supportive working environment. Various training and leadership opportunities are possible to broaden your expertise and skills

How to apply?

Submit your application through the VIB application tool. Be sure it includes:

  • A detailed CV
  • The names and contact details of three references
  • A 1-page letter of intent describing how your research experiences and interests are aligned with the lab

Emailed applications will not be considered

What to expect?

The first review of applicants will begin on March 29. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Applications are welcome until the position is filled.